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Beauty Encounter® is a premier online source for fragrances and beauty products that offers consumers an exceptional range of hard-to-find, international and specialty products including men and women’s fragrances, skincare, cosmetics, hair care, and beauty accessories.

With more than 1,200 unique brands and new products added daily, customers have access to exceptional customer service and secure online shopping. In addition to thousands of beauty products that can be purchased at affordable prices, Beauty Encounter® shoppers find unique sections with tips, trends and techniques.
Tax Policy
California state residents are subject to sales tax.
Beauty Encounter Shipping Policies
ALERT: Severe weather, natural disasters and other uncontrollable events may disrupt transit and delivery service in affected areas. We appreciate your understanding and patience as shipping carriers continue to move as fast as they can to ensure your product arrives safely.

2014 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

  • Orders may not be canceled once submitted to Rakuten, and Beauty Encounter® will not be able to refund any purchase from the time your order is placed until you have received the product. Should you want to return the merchandise, please refer to the Returns and Refunds Policy.

  • When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. We partner with our preferred shipping providers UPS, UPS’s SurePost®, and the US Postal Service for your convenience. Please refer to our shipping table for delivery charges and transit times. Generally, orders should arrive within 2- 8 business days for Standard method. Orders shipped via Standard method will be delivered by UPS or US Postal Service. The UPS SurePost® services combines the reliability and consistency of UPS Ground network and final delivery typically provided by U.S. Postal Service (USPS)—delivery to customers' mailboxes. UPS WorldShip determines if UPS or the USPS completes the final mile of delivery of each shipment. UPS has arranged for all USPS package scanning and delivery statuses to be uploaded to their system. So, even if your package is delivered through USPS, the tracking information will still be available with the same UPS tracking number and through the UPS website.

  • We cannot ship 2nd Day Air or Next Day Air to a P.O. Box address.

  • Please note that a signature may be required for delivery. We recommend shipping to your place of work.

  • Deliveries are normally made on business days, no weekend delivery. A business day is considered to be Monday through Friday, not including weekends or holidays.

  • Shipping charges are non-refundable for unclaimed, undeliverable packages or refused packages, unless we made an error in shipment.

  • Please double-check shipping addresses for accuracy. Your order may be delayed or canceled if we are not able to validate your shipping address

  • Express delivery service is available for an additional fee for in-stock items only. We do request 24-48 hours processing time for all items that are in stock. It is possible that your order may ship the same day, if it is received before 2:00pm Pacific Standard Time; however it is NOT a guarantee. Please note that Expedited delivery will arrive on business days only.

  • Holiday Ordering - We highly suggest that you place your order at least 7-10 days before any major holiday to allow enough time for delivery.

  • International Customers: Shipping charges do not include taxes or duties. We recommend that you contact your local customs office to request the details of these charges. If you decide to refuse the order, then you will be billed for the original shipping costs, any duties, taxes and/or customs charges that are incurred on the package, and the cost of returning the package to Beauty Encounter®. This amount will be subtracted from your merchandise refund. Beauty Encounter® has made every effort to minimize the shipping costs and does not profit from these rates. We are required by law to disclose the full value of the package contents and cannot alter this value. If you have any shipping and handling questions or comments please contact us.

  • Dangerous Goods: Perfumery products are classified as dangerous goods. Due to international postal regulations, we are unable to ship these products by International Standard. If you order contains perfumery products, please select International Expedited shipping method.

  • Products That Cannot Be Shipped Internationally: Certain items cannot be shipped internationally. Some countries restrict shipments of Makeup or Perfumes into the countries. We ask that you check your local customs office to ensure that you can receive these items. We cannot ship select brands outside the 50 US States. Select brands include: Dermalogica, IMAN, NYX Cosmetics and Jane Iredale.

  • We cannot ship select brands to the European Union: Select brands include: Davidoff, Joop!, Jil Sander, Nikos, J.Lo/Jennifer Lopez, Calvin Klein, Lancaster, Chloe, Marc Jacobs, Kenneth Cole, Sarah Jessica Parker "Covet", and Cerruti.

  • We cannot ship select brands to Australia and Canada:
    Select brands include: Goldwell and KMS

Returns and Refunds
Your complete satisfaction is very important to us. We strive to earn a 5-star rating with every purchase. Please allow 7-10 business days for your refund to post to your account. Some refunds may take up to one full billing cycle to appear on your statement. You can contact our customer care department anytime to follow-up on the status of your return or refund.
For fragrance purchases:
We stand behind all of the products that we sell. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the quality of your fragrance purchase, we offer a full refund within 30 days of delivery. If you received a damaged or defective item, we will ship you a replacement of the same item at no cost to you. We do not charge a restocking fee for these two circumstances.
For all other products:– These products may not be returned.
Electric Hair Tools & Appliances – Most tools/appliances have product warranty available through the manufacturer. Product(s) must be registered directly through the manufacturer within the specified time frame, which is provided on our product details page of the item. Please note that certain product(s) may not have a product warranty available due to the manufacturer relationship status.
How do I return a product to Beauty Encounter?
Please contact us via email at or by phone at 1-888-844-7730 to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).
Please Note:
A 15% restocking fee and S&H will be assessed to orders returned for unclaimed shipments, refused, mis-orders, or not due to company error.
  • Product Defect, Damaged or Wrong Shipment: Please contact us within 48 hours of delivery for an immediate resolution.

  • No Exchanges: We do not allow merchandise exchanges at this time. Please contact our Customer Care department should you require assistance with processing a return

  • Canceled Orders are eligible for a full refund, including S&H, if canceled prior to order fulfillment.

  • Refused or Unclaimed Items: A 15% restocking fee and a Return to Sender fee of $5.95 will be assessed accordingly. Original shipping cost is non-refundable.

  • Returned to Sender Fee: A $5.95 S&H fee will be assessed unless it was the result of our carrier's error.

  • Missed Scheduled Delivery: A redelivery fee may apply if reshipping is requested.

  • International Return to Sender: A 15% restocking fee and any additional S&H will be assessed accordingly.

  • Shipping costs are non-refundable for unclaimed, undeliverable or returned packages, unless the mistake was the result of our error.

  • Dangerous Goods: Certain items including fragrances, aerosols, and nail polish are considered as dangerous goods by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). We use Standard Ground (surface) delivery method for these products. You are advised not to re-mail the contents of the parcel via the Postal Service under US DOT-SP 9275 regulations. Flammable substances contained in these packages may be mailed only by consumers (the addressee) via surface transportation in accordance

Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
Follow the instructions below:
  • Email or call us to obtain a Return Merchandise Number (RMA). We will email you an RMA number and instructions for the return within 24-48 hours.

  • Securely package up the unused item(s) you wish to return or exchange in the original packaging to ship your product. Fill out the approved RMA form that has been emailed or provided to you and include it with your return.

  • We recommend that you obtain a delivery confirmation number and insure your returned package. We are not responsible for packages that are lost or damaged in transit to our warehouse.

  • You need to send the item back prepaid by you within 14 days of receiving it.

  • Write your RMA number on the outside of the shipping box.

  • Mail your return to:

    Beauty Encounter
    c/o Returns Department
    18480 Pacific Street
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Tel: 1(888)844-7730 Hours:24/7 Email: Mailing Address: 18480 Pacific Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708
about beauty encounter and jacquelyn tran (founder/ceo)
Jacquelyn TranBeauty Encounter is a premier online source for fragrances and beauty products that offers consumers an exceptional range of hard-to-find, international and specialty products including men and women’s fragrances, skincare, cosmetics, hair care, and beauty accessories.

With more than 1,200 unique brands and new products added daily, customers have access to exceptional customer service and secure online shopping. In addition to thousands of beauty products that can be purchased at affordable prices, Beauty Encounter shoppers find unique sections with tips, trends and techniques.

Founder and CEO Jacquelyn Tran helped build her family’s wholesale beauty retail company. In 1999, Jacquelyn saw a new business opportunity by using the internet as a sales tool, and shifted the company’s focus to selling fragrances online. She created the retail website and continued adding an array of beauty products from different categories, such as cosmetics, hair care and skincare.

Beauty Encounter is consistently given high ratings by consumer advocate websites for reliability, customer service and product selection. In 2008, Internet Retailer magazine ranked the online beauty source on its “Top 500 Guide,” and Inc. Magazine listed it on its “5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” list. In 2008, the company was named a “Gold Honoree for Excellence in Service” by BizRate, joining an elite group of internet retailers rated the "best of the best" by millions of online shoppers. Most recently the company was accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

 in the press

WWD Beauty Biz
October 2010

Your Wedding Day
Fall 2009

May/June 2009

May 2009

Shop Smart
April/May 2009


This was a very easy transaction. The shipment was fast, the selection is wonderful and the prices are great. I have already placed another order!
Thanks for the great service.
Kimberly B.
Yellow Springs, Ohio

Have never been disappointed in this merchant and have done business with them for years. They have my full endorsement.
Jo Ann M.
Memphis, Tennessee

I am a very happy first-time customer of I will be a repeat customer. I am pleased with the ease of their online shopping, as well as their customer care service at their 1-800 number. The beauty products I ordered (perfume) came in the most exclusive gift boxes. They are gorgeous! They were a great bargain as well. I have already recommended this company to my family and friends (and just in time for them to do their Christmas shopping, too!)
Edie C.
Knoxville, Tennessee

They shipped the order quickly, was well packed and the price for the merchandise was good. Also, the least costly shipping option was very cost effective and reasonably fast. (Order to doorstep in just under 1 week, halfway across the country).
Creig S.
Columbia, Missouri

Totally satisfied with my order. I could not find this product anywhere else and I was so happy to find it on your site. I got it the day you said I would, well wrapped (it is glass) and I will shop with you again. Thanks!
Judy W.
Jackson, New Jersey

Ok, so my last order was mammoth. The orders keep growing because my friends and family are all ordering through me! So, please people listen up and trust me-this is the easiest, fastest, friendliest transaction you could ever have! Get confident and get ordering!
Diena G.
Queensland, Australia

I've been a customer for at least 3 or 4 years and am satisfied with their service, selection, and prices. They also carry some fragrances that are difficult to find and not carried in local department stores in the DC area.
Kathleen M.
Alexandria, Virginia

Thank you so much! The product came neatly wrapped and the parcel even had a bow on it! This truly makes for an extra-special shopping experience I, as a customer, value very highly. I will definitely think of you for my next online purchase.
Nadia R.
Washington D.C.

Beauty Encounter had a certain color lipstick I couldn’t find ANYWHERE! The packaging was great and shipping was super fast. I will definitely return and highly recommend Beauty Encounter to others...thanks!
Donna B.
Redondo Beach, California

Beauty Encounter was a wonderful experience. I will buy from them in the future. Easy, wonderful packaging, and the products are great.
Thank you very much.
James F.
Hemet, California

My favorite lipstick is Lancôme Magnetic Rouge Truly. It had been discontinued so I thought I would never find it. To my surprise, had my lipstick! The price was awesome and it was shipped fast. Thanks!
Connie B.
Morgantown, West Virginia

Beauty Encounter had just what I was looking for at an excellent price. I’ll be back!
Gayle H.
Bloomington, Indiana

No problems at all. I was very pleased with service, especially as it was shipped to the UK. Thanks.
Mark M.
United Kingdom

I received the product quickly and wrapped securely. Email confirmation came immediately and price was comparable. I asked not to be contacted by email and they have honored that. Service was excellent; I will definitely use Beauty Encounter again if needed.
Janine C.
White Plains, New York

Thanks for your prompt shipping and great customer service!
Hermann B.

The service was good and I was pleased with receiving the goods as promised. I will be using Beauty Encounter and its services again.
Johanna W.
British Columbia, Canada

Very fast and prompt shipping; terrific packaging. Good communication. Highly recommended. A professional and satisfying transaction.
John A.
Holland, Ohio